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Hip Hop Podcaster Taxstone Arrested In Connection with Troy Ave Shooting At Irving Plaza [VIDEO]
Hip Hop podcaster Taxstone was arrested this morning in connection with that shooting at T.I.’s concert in Irving Plaza that left one man dead and rapper Troy Ave wounded. If you’re unfamiliar with Taxstone, he’s primarily known for his Tax Season podcast as well as his Twitter presence. He’s sort of like the East New York thugged-out version of Charlamagne tha God and his recent interviews with Meek Mill and Beanie Sigel during their feud definitely increased his popularity . It was well known in the streets that the shooting at Irving Plaza had something to do with Taxstone’s beef with Troy Ave but it looks like the cops have finally gathered enough evidence to press charges and prove it! Check out the details below….
Taxstone, aka Daryl Campbell, 31, was slated to appear in federal court on a weapons possession charge Tuesday, officials said.
Campbell had been under scrutiny for months for his involvement in the high-profile shooting, a police source said.
He was arrested at his aunt’s house in East New York, the sources said. He did not say a word when he was escorted by detectives from the 13th Precinct stationhouse in Gramercy Park.
Troy Ave, aka Roland Collins, has been free on $500,000 bail following the May shooting in the green room at Irving Plaza.
The gunfire killed Collins’ bodyguard Ronald McPhatter. Collins is accused of attempted murder in that case.
You can hear Taxstone talking about his beef with Troy Ave at the 3:00 mark…
He was shot in the leg and claims he wrestled the gun away from the man who killed McPhatter and fired back in self-defense.
On Monday, Collins’ lawyer Scott Leemon declined to identify Campbell as the man who shot Collins and McPhatter.
“As I told you day one, Troy was a victim,” Leemon said. “He was shot by someone else and his friend and bodyguard died a hero.” – via nydailynews
As we said earlier, it was well known in the streets that the shooting at Irving Plaza had more to do with Troy Ave and Taxstone’s beef than anything else so we’re not surprised at this at all. Even though Tax is in the mix of a lot of industry beefs, his career was just taking off so this is definitely a blow. We’ll keep you posted on this story as it develops.
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